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the country in new jersey where voters head to the polls, governor chris christie will win reelection. the latest quinnipiac poll has him up over two to one over barba barbara buono. christie and his supporters hope to show the republican party how to win an election. we caught up with governor cristy on the campaign trail over the weekend and asked him what will likely be his victory speech on tuesday. >> sounds like you're planning for a message beyond new jersey. is that a fair assessment? >> i'm not planning for it. i think it's inevitable. people look at elections and they try to discern about what they mean at that moment and what they mean for the future. i think that what people will see is so unusual for what our party has created in the last couple of years that invariably people will draw from us. >> is the margin necessary to lay a future for your career? >> i don't think so. barack obama won the state by 17 points a year ago. the fact that you're talking to a republican about margin rather than can you win or. >> really good thing to have. >> at this stage you look at chr
, was bullish on governor chris christie. >> i had no conversations with governor romney about the vice presidency. we didn't talk about it. he didn't bring it up. >> reporter: romney of course ultimately went with congressman paul ryan but romney continues to talk up the new jersey governor, just yesterday saying this. >> there's a long list of very capable people but chris christie stands out as one of the very strongest lights in the republican party. >> reporter: not everyone in the romney campaign was so enamored and stunningly, one aide leaked to the authors of "double down" personal vetting information, including concerns regarding christie's health. a shocking breach of protocol in what is supposed to be a very discreet process. >> i have a great relationship with the romneys and the campaign, and it's all just, you know, trying to make sure they sell as many books as possible. >> reporter: these are the kind of details that those in the political world are most surprised by, not whatever outstanding follow-up questions that the romney vetters may have had about christie but the
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look at obviously cuccinelli's race and governor christie's race. we have a purple and blue state. it looks like governor christie, the more moderate of the two who's approached things in a bipartisan problem solving manner appears he's going to win in high double digits. you have mr. cuccinelli going back to the tea party fiscal and social conservative base and really catering to them. in a purple state, and he potentially may lose. it's not over obviously. we have to figure out what approach is better. i personally like the christie approach. i think we need to be problem solvers. we need to work together. there is room for me and saeurp and sarah palin. we need to figure out what are we going to do to solve problems. >> virginia used to be, you call it purple which it is now. it used to be reliably republican. if you believe the polls it is possible that on tuesday the top five statewide positions -- governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general and both u.s. senators -- will all be democrats for the first time since the 1970's. julie obviously virginia was the linchpin of th
between governor chris cities christie and bruce springsteen. rudy giuliani is sean guest at 10 p.m. eastern. >>> okay, everyone. it's time to hash it out. new jersey governor chris christie scoring big endorsement. the hill shaqses christie. new 30 second spot. >> i don't endorse many politicians but chris christie is different. is he working with with me to bring jobs back to our cities. and on a new program to help kids in tough neighborhoods get ahead. governor christie has provided more funding for schools, given parents more choices in what schools their kids can go to and merit pay for good teachers. >> talk about a slam dunk ad, you like that one? and a shocking new trend among american soldiers. the associated press tweeting suck in that gut, soldier. bulkier troops turn to liposuction to pass the fat test. relies on neck and waste measurements to determine future prospects in the military. service members argue the test also weeds out muscular builds so some are getting plastic surgery in a desperate attempt to pass. brittany spears defending the high seas. owould have g
, and it looks like governor christie, the more modern of the two, who approached things in a bipartisan problem solving manner will win in high double digits. and they really cater to them to in a purple state, it's not over. so we have to figure out what approach is better. i personally like the christie approa approach. there is room for me, czsarah palin and others. and delling with women's issues is an important factor. >> virginia used to be reliably republican. but it's possible on tuesday that the top five statewide positions, governor, lieutenant governor, will all will democrats for the first time since the 1970s. obviously virginia was a lynch pin of their campaign in 2008 and 2012, what do you see when when they look at a state like that. >> there had been some discussion that the reason that the state went for obama was because he is a different type of candidate. the demographics favored him, and if another republican went to run there it would be better. they have raszed a lot of money. terry has been focused on social issues, and you're seeing this coalition come together that de
it on governor christie and governor cuomo. unfortunately there's so much they can't do at this point until they find out how the process works best for them. andrea. >> katy, the politicians were all out in force today. you've got mike bloomberg going around on staten island, governor christie has 10 stops today. governor cuomo, laguardia, the subway station. are they going to take the heat or are they getting points for being engaged? >> it's a mixed bag. some people are saying the governors did a great job. in new york and some areas, new york city especially was able to roll out a lot of help from its own coffers and get people on their feet while it waited for a repayment. that didn't happen in new jersey. you have a lot of people angry especially in staten island where people want to rebuild and they can't seem to get the money to do so. so it depends on who you're speaking to. a lot of people say christie's fault, bloomberg, cuomo's fault. you find others who the process works for. it depends on who you talk to. the recovery is uneven pref katy tur, thank you. you've been there since
-- in new jersey and virginia as chris christie is expected to be -- expected to win the election. some polls show a dead heat with ken cuccinelli. we will talk more about virginia politics with charlie cook. we will also preview the upcoming midterm elections. there is this, what is at stake. and of the stark choices heavy consequences that face the commonwealth of for junior. of these headlines are courtesy of the museum. "l.a. times" has the story from lax and the shooting from the airport. the headline from "the boston sunday globe," as a red sox fan win -- fans celebrate winning the world series. in the front page of "the chicago tribune" has this headline -- the analysis finding that chicago through the legions of dollars from bond money in 2000 to meet its short-term budget needs. the reckless borrowing and -- ding speed some of the headlines on this sunday. let's begin with your calls and comments on the opportunity to get ahead in america. we are asking a yes or no question. iran is joining us come up early from alaska. go ahead. us, up earlyoining from alaska. go ahead. i am i
romney decided not to pick chris christie as his running mate. a new book on america. what is the one word most americans say they think about their country. the glass is half full. in office politics, one of the most interesting ways china is different when it comes to fast food in that country. my talk with cnbc's carl quintanilla. >>> hey there, everyone. it's high noon in the east, 9:00 a.m. out west. welcome to "weekends with alex witt." new details emerging about the deadly shooting at l.a.x. the suspect 23-year-old putt krnia literally shot his way through a security checkpoint killing one agent, injuring others and sending hundreds of travelers running for their lives. this video shows the terrifying moments inside terminal 3. miguel almaguer is at l.a. x. with the latest. what are you learned? >> good morning. terminal 3 at this hour remains shut down. that's the crime scene where this took place, where the gunman allegedly walked in, shot the tsa member killing him, wounding two others and made his way through the terminal. at least 167,000 passengers had their flights eithe
jersey governor chris christie is the also attending a number of sandy-related events today. he said the jersey shore has come a long way in its recovery but thousands are still waiting for help to rebuild their homes. atlantic city mayor lorenzo langford is joining from us nearby philadelphia. thanks very much for coming in. >> good afternoon, wolf. you're welcome. >> so what's the state of recovery in atlantic city? >> well, i'm very pleased to report that in atlantic city, our recovery process has been moving along quite nicely. i would say about 95% of our residents who had been displaced have been relocated into their humble abodes. and so we're well into our recovery process. i'm happy with that progress. >> are you getting the state and federal assistance you need to rebuild? >> absolutely, wolf. the one thing that i can absolutely attest to is that all of our partners in government have been absolutely fantastic. starting with the president on the federal level and secretary donovan, the state of new jersey, everybody has stepped to the plate and rolled up their sleeves and d
for a billion-dollar job. that's coming up. also, you won't believe what governor chris christie just told the nfl commissioner. he did it again, find out next. don't forget, 10:00 p.m., watch hannity tonight, liz cheney will be sean's guest 10:00 p.m. on hannity. deep-sea. a 50,000-pound, ingeniously wired machine that optimizes raw data to help safely discover and maximize resources in extreme conditions. our current situation seems rather extreme. why can't we maximize our... ready. ♪ brilliant. let's get out of here. warp speed. ♪ >> okay, everywhere, it is time to hash it out. the always outspoken governor chris chris christie at it again. this time is he talking football. news breakers tweeting new jersey governor chris christie says if the lights go out at super bowl 48 there will be hell to pay. governor christie is referring to presume miss he made to envelope commissioner roger goodell at the last super bowl. the governor telling the commissioner if the lights go out at the next super bowl in new jersey, quote, there will be bodies strewn in the parking lot for the people who
. i shouldn't be but i am. >> and chris christie, on the campaign trail. his win in the garden state may be inevitable. but are his eyes on another prize? >>> straight to our top story this hour. los angeles international airport is slowly making its way back to normal today. the fbi is still on the scene investigating friday's deadly shooting in which a tsa officer was killed. nbc's miguel almaguer is at l.a.x. with the very latest for us this hour. miguel, there's the background of the suspect here. >> reporter: we know that he's 23 years old. he was a resident of los angeles, paul ciancia. but he hails from new jersey where his family lives. his family was being investigated -- excuse me, was being talked to by the fbi yesterday. they were at this front door but they were not speaking to the media. we know he lived in the los angeles area for about the last 18 months or so. but no red flags came up in terms of a criminal history. when we talked to people that knew him, including his roommate, he said he was a quiet, unassuming guy. he'd lived in his apartment with him for a little
in the campaign of chris christie. >> i don't endorse many politicians, but chris christie is different. he's working with me to bring jobs back to the cities. >> that's shaquille o'neal in a new christie campaign ad, praising the governor's jobs and education programs, and calls him, quote, a great man. christie is widely expected to win a second term. >>> just ahead, we'll follow up on a huge issue in new jersey -- recoveriers exactly a year after superstorm sandy. did you know that if you enroll in a medicare part d plan where walmart is a preferred pharmacy, you could save up to 80% on your co-pays over other pharmacies? this could lower your prescription co-pays to as low as a dollar so you can enjoy the things that really matter. and now that we're a preferred pharmacy for many national plans, it's never been easier to save. choose any plan where walmart is a preferred pharmacy provider by logging on to walmart.com/rxplans now through december 7th. save money. live better. walmart. even when we cross our t's and dot our i's, we still run into problems. that's why liberty mutual insura
conversation with new jersey governor chris christie permitting he was the face of disaster response but we begin with elaine quijano in seaside heights, new jersey. elaine, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie and norah and viewers in the west. sandy was the biggest and fiercest storm ever to hit new jersey, costing the state nearly $40 billion in damage. recovery has been slow and for many it's far from over. when superstorm sandy slammed ashore last october, more than 100 miles of new jersey's coastline bore the brunt of it. communities split in half homes crushed, others simply washed away. in seaside heights the same boardwalk and heart of the shore town's economy took a pounding. >> this is our lives, how we feed our family, support ourselves. >> reporter: mike carbone had to completely rebuild the first and second floors of his restaurant after the storm. almost a year later, tragedy struck again. fast-moving flames destroyed nearly 70 businesses along the boardwalk in september. authorities blamed the fire on electrical wiring damaged by sandy. >> on t
claiming its store personnel were not involved. >> star ledger new jersey governor chris christie is getting a boost from former basketball star shaquille o'neal. he appears in a 30 second commercial explaining his support for the governor. he mentions christie's commitment to education and refers to him as a great man. the election is set for november 5th. >> didn't see that one coming. the "new york times" a new study finds children are returning to mobile devices more often than after. children have started using smartphones and kindles. they are using devices earlier. the study found 70% of children now have a tablet device of their own. >> i was in the apple store this weekend. i was there for eight hours. >> how was that for you? >> not fun. they had this little table with little ball chairs around it and there were 2-year-olds, and there were four tables like that and parents just hanging around, letting their kids being obsessed with the ipad and going like this. they were little kid. >> yes. >> they were whizes on the ipad. since i was waiting for hours i got to watch tha
-worker. 31, the percent of democrats that are backing governor chris christie for re-election for to a second term. in the new quinnipiac poll, he leads his opponent by a 2 to 1 margin overall with just one week to go before election day. i thought he would get over 55. he'll get over 60. stunning. our next number relates to next tuesday. 2. that's the number of times since 1965 the turnout for a virginia gubernatorial election has dipped from the previous one. just twice. both terry mcauliffe and ken cuccinelli seem to be aware of that history because when there's general discontent with the choices, that's what happens. it happened in 1985 when a democrat won and in 1998 when jim gilmore won. 64% of mcauliffe voters claim they're not voting for mcauliffe but against cuccinelli. >>> next up, the fifth, as in the fifth circuit court of appeals. where a federal judge ruled monday that a new texas law that restricts -- puts new restrictions on abortion are unconstitutional. the law was famously filibustered by democratic state senator wendy davis who has now launched a bid for governor. the law
wallet? i need your timesheets, larry! >>> new jersey governor chris christie scoring a huge endorsement in his bid for re-election. take a listen. >> i don't endorse many politicians, but chris christie is different. he's a good man. excuse me. he's a great man. please join me in supporting chris christie for governor. >> shaquille o'neal and newark native in addition to being, of course, an nba legend. now let's turn to a fascinating new book. which takes an inside look at the white house under president bush and his vice president, dick cheney. the administration my next guest, joining us now the author, "new york times" chief white house correspondent peter baker, the author of this brand-new book "days of fire, bush and cheney in the white house." i just want to say, peter, what a terrific read, and i haven't finished it all, but i think -- i can say this with absolute assurance. what a terrific job at giving us an insightful look at two men who are too often painted in cardboard poses. so welcome to the broadcast. congratulations on the book. >> thank you very much. >> i've got to
win the nomination. >> you tell people what you believe in. >> governor christie model. >> immigration reform, he needed to say the same thing on english language radio station, spanish radio station. i've said it before. i'll say it again, nobody ever stops you when you are going 90 miles an hour, if he was going 90 miles an hour in support of immigration reform and very aggressive about it, actually attacking poem that opposed him. even in his own party, you know, quoting the "wall street journal," quoting other small government conservatives, he would have done well, but -- >> it would have been hard now, he would have benefitted tremendously. >> he would have benefitted down the road and been a rock rib conservative. >> can he still recover here? >> it will be hard to recover before 2016, especially since rand paul is doing it right. >> you want to see strength. look at governor christie, he's going to win that race by 30 points. people are going to look, it's a democratic state. here's a guy who is pretty darn conservative who can wrap up a vick try like that. being strong over th
. >> there could be thousands more who are still stranded because they live in new jersey. governor christie made his voice for the victims heard early on by chastising congress for delaying disaster relief. >> 66 days and counting. shame on you. shame on congress. >> he has been silent on this particular problem. >> it's time for christie to step up and do the same thick. he's got the same money, the same access to it. he can wave his hand and make this all go away. >> jeff and deanna need this to go away soon. >> the rental assistance we're getting runs up in six months. >> they cannot afford to pay rent on top of their mortgage and they do not have the cash to rebuild their home. that could cost as much as $150,000, they have slow small children who have their own feelings about the storm, and then there's jeff. >> you ok? >> yeah. >> he was recently diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease. >> we have all those things unfortunately have come to a head at the same time, which puts us in a very uniquely disastrous position. >> what gets them through each day is their kids. >> really, if we didn
to begin by thanking gorchlegovernor christie for prg me with this incredible opportunity. our professional relationship and friendship began more than 20 years ago as young lawyers working together in a new jersey law firm. we had our entire careers ahead of us. if someone had suggested to me back then that one day chris christie would be governor, i wouldn't have been surprised. i would, however, have dismissed out of hand any suggestion that i might someday be the new jersey attorney general, let alone a member of the united states senate. to have served here representing the people of new jersey has to rank as the greatest honor of my professional life. i will always be grateful to governor christie for the confidence he has shown in me by appointing me, and i will always be thankful for the wonderful opportunities he has given me time and again to serve in public life. i also want to thank my colleagues in the senate
. >> i understand that governor christie, you got a chance to talk to governor christie today. tell me what he told you. >> well, he was in town. we have -- i have been part of gateway church of christ. they have done a lot of grassroots fixing up in the town. so we -- he went to a house that they had done over. and when i saw him, he said, how are you doing? and i said, i am not doing too good. and he said, how can i help? i said, do you want to go to london? he kind of chuckled and looked at me and i said lloyd's of lopdon. can we go over there and get some movement with this insurance? so he just, you know gracefully said -- he gave me a card and said he would contact me tomorrow and we will try to have a three-way call with the commissioner of banking insurance and himself. he is going to actually call but we would try to figure out to get some kind of -- some kind of movement going with this insurance policy. >> quickly, how imports has the governor been to this clean-up. >> you know what? he has been great. you know, he has been hands-on. he's got that jersey strong attitude. it'
about it. >> also in the book, romney was considering chris christie for vice president and should have. >> the campaign ruled him out due to unanswered questions about his background and health. there were several questions. they tried to get information about it. >> double down. >> also, this is the most remarkable part of the book. president obama, we know he has disdain. he's a social guy. he has disdain for -- >> he has disdain for hypocrisy and grubbiness. >> it's not just republicans he doesn't like to hang out with. he tried to set up a golf game with bill clinton. they don't finish 18 holes. >> can you imagine the talking. >> the disgust. i can only handle him in small places. i would love to golf with that guy. >> of course you would, joe. >> what do you think about the arkansas game? >> you are so great, joe. i don't know mr. president, how's my hair? you would love spending time with him. i can take him in doses. >> like five minute doses. >> oh, come on. mr. president, don't listen to her. >> mr. president, you do tend to overwhelm the conversation. >> no, no. i love that.
in california wouldn't take their cues more from a state like new jersey, where you see with chris christie on the verge of doing. i wanted to circle back to you had been talking earlier about the hispanic problem for republicans. just to clarify what that meant, you're saying in terms of this is a problem for the republican party, that it is struggling to relate to and communicate with hispanic voters? >> a problem for the republican party writ large. mark my words, just as the obama campaign very effectively drove a wedge, women and millennials in 2012, hillary clinton will do it in 2016. republicans have three years to get their act together or not. >> the other thing, i look at the flip side of this, the republicans sort of collapse in the state of california it amazing too what the state emerged in terms of being a democratic bastion. the opportunity to exist now for democrats have this two-thirds majority in the state legislature in california. you have a democratic governor. jerry brown who knows a thing or two about being governor of california. in california, emerging, for years, i
michael goodwin, ron christie, great to have you with us here. and fox news contributor j asam. >>> why won't they talk in specifics about the problems by their account, millions and millions are encountering with healthcare.gov. why not? >> i think, lou, we heard him actually, today, talk in specification, about the problem and say they were going to be fixed. we have to keep in mind, lou, there were a number of republican governors, a number of republican attorney generals that tried to sabotage this program when you look at states like oregon. >> i got to stop it. i just got -- >> i'm listen zblg you tell me, what are the reasons and the problems in the delays? why isn't this working? why isn't that working? who are the people brought in for this so-called tech surge. if that's detailed in specific, you have given us your answer. ron, your thoughts on that? >> this is an unmitigated disaster. lou, the american people have heard the last 3 1/2 years, if you like your health insurance, you can keep it. not only does this system not work, but i think it brings into question the very com
, i like him in doses. and mitt romney dropped chris christie from his vp short list after he failed to fully answer questions about his background and his health. now, no one knows whether the publisher deliberately laeaked hot book like that, but it won't hurt sales. >> what do you believe? do you believe the report on replacing or possibly replacing vice president biden? sent me a tweet. >> we have polling information tonight on perhaps the biggest race in next tuesday's elections. emerson college has democrat terry mcauliffe leading ken cuccinelli by just two points in the virginia governor's race. newport university has a poll, and the spread in that is seven. the real clear politics average of all polls is almost eight in that race. we'll have complete coverage on election day. the president has invested millions of your dollars into solar. we'll tell you in one case what you have to show for it. >>> speaking of big money, you'll be appalled to learn what some federal workers are doing while you're paying them overtime. "the grapevine" is next. >>> now, some press from the poli
in the new book suggest that mitt romney eliminated chris christy -- there we go -- from his vp short list because of unanswered questions about his background and health. >> after a successful first day on the slopes, memorial will open today for another day of fun. skiers and snow boarders hit the mountain yesterday. hard to believe. it's the first resort to open in california. they have been making snow around the clock and skiers and snow boarders say they just couldn't be more existed. >> everybody who loves to shred, they will be out here. >> you have to love the shred. the mountain will be open from ten to two. tickets are $20.  they will decide today if they will open tomorrow. not bad. pretty good to ski and snow board on november 2nd. >> already. >> we look forward to it but that's unexpected. >> we have been talking about the wind trying to pick up. i guess it'll also be windy in the sierra. >> yes. a few scattered showers, if you are making tracks toward the sierra i don't think you will have trouble getting up over the passes. just a little bit of rain, snrow mix. her
the rebuilding, the lessons learned, and new jersey's governor chris christie joins us live. >>> and soche on the plaza. america's best are here as we count down 100 days to the winter olympic games today, count down 100 days to the winter olympic games today, tuesday, october 29th, 2013. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a tuesday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> i'm matt lauer. along side -- al, i'm thinking back to a year ago today, and you were talking about those competing european models and the united states model. the european model won out, and people up and down the east coast lost. >> that's right. we were talking about it almost a week ahead of time, and the worst happened. of course, it could have been a lot worse. we're going to look at the lessons that have been learned in one year. guys. >> all right, al. thank you very much. >>> meantime, we want to turn to today's top story. the renewed uproar over the nsa's spy
in the polls, there is a governor race in new jersey where they will decide to reelect chris christie. romney is slamming president obama over the affordable care act and on nbc he is unhappy with the similar law that romney signed when he was governor of massachusetts. >> in massachusetts we phased in the requirements so that there was a slow roll out, that way you could test the systems as you went along to make sure there wouldn't be glitches and the most important lesson the president failed to learn was you have to tell the american people the truth. and when he told the american people that you could keep your health insurance if you wanted to keep that plan, period, he said that time and again. >> right. >> he wasn't telling the truth. >> reporter: romney said the economy stalled and u.s. lost international credibility since the president was e elected. the senate will take up antidiscrimination bill today to ban workplace discrimination against gays and transgender people and delves say they are fairly confident of the outcome but the bill needs backing from republicans and passage w
to christies auction house. >> break through in surgery offering hope to some who have lost the ability to walk, including a young woman who was the first to undergo the procedure. on august 20th, al jazeera america introduced jew there's good news for you tech savvy travelers, the f.a.a. saying it's ok to use most electronic devices when you take off, even during takeoffs and landings. travelers can listen to music, play games and read the tablets, but won't be able to make phone calls or use the internet below 10,000 feet. joining us now to discuss all of this is douglas kidd, the executive director of the national association of airline passengers. he's also a member of that committee that advised the f.a.a. about the changes. he's in washington, d.c. this morning. they have studied this issue for years, so why now and what are the challenges that the industry still faces? >> as you said, they have been studying this for years and because of mounting public pressure, the f.a.a. decided to look into matters and convened this committee. the committee was all in favor of allowing expanded use o
hot line which he helped create. there with him, hln's christi paul who spoke exclusively with the vice president about this issue and many more. you wrote a book on this very subject called "love isn't supposed to hurt" based on your own experience as a victim. >> yes, i did. in all transparency, i need to point out that book came out about a year ago and part of the proceeds do go to the national domestic violence hot line. i wanted to be real transparent about that. joe biden, whatever side of the fence you sit on politically with him, the one thing is, people respect the fact that he tells it like it is. this is not just a publicity stun for him. he wrote the violence against women act. and this is a true passion that he told me is the most important work of his life. was there a particular story, somebody you knew? >> my dad used to say the ultimate sin is the abuse of power and the ultimate abuse of power is a man raising his hand to a woman. we were raised that if you see it, you have an obligation to do something about it. >> how are you doing? >> reporter: vice pr
those folks. good luck with that today. >> winter here we come. >> new jersey governor chris christie is spending today visiting communities impacted by superstorm sandy. today marks one year after that tragic storm. there is still a long way to go for many people hit by sandy. in seaside heights, that's right. on the jersey shore, millions of reported to rebuild only to have a massive fire destroy part of the boardwalk that was ravaged by sandy. and really a one-two punch for them. but they are jersey strong. and the rebuilding is under way. >> reporter: when superstorm sandy slammed ashore one year ago swallowing this board waum, it took this hot dog shop with it. >> it was devastation. >> but he re-opened this summer, unwilling to give up. how was the summer for business? >> it was slow. it was a year of survival. >> reporter: then in a one-two punch, his new restaurant was wiped out in a september fire that demolished 60 businesses. >> it was probably the biggest feeling of helplessness i've ever had in my life. >> reporter: you named one superstorm? >> that's the only type i ever
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